Moroccan House Hotel

, Marrakech, Morocco
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Moroccan House Hotel

, Marrakech

Rooms: 50

3, Rue Loubnane - Marrakech - Morocco Hotel Website | | 212 44 42 03 05
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Bed Bugs......beware!!

from Peaches1983
Hi,

We stayed here late May and although the hotel staff are friendly, the location is good and the rooms a decent size there are a few negatives!! The major one for us was the discovery of bed bugs in our room, both myself & my mother were extremely badly bitten. Although the staff were sympathetic & moved us into another room (smaller!) they tried to fob us off by saying these were bugs from the Sahara, which is untrue. The hotel backs onto extensive building work which starts at 6:30am so not too much of a problem for early risers - and lets face it there isn't much chance of a hangover in Morocco! Our room (31) was at the front, where unfortunately there is a club opposite, we were kept awake until 4:30 one evening. Another negative is the breakfast.....don't even bother getting up for it as its so awful! There is a great French cafe around the corner (Bretange???) which do amazing crepes and pastries.

Could have been great...

from willgo79
This hotel had all of the thing I usually look for - very helpful staff, large attractive room (I went for the 3 star - more than adequate), well located (near good restaurants - try Al Fassia but remember to book in advance!), nice hall area, modern lifts, etc.

Breakfast was best avoided (powdered orange juice should be a crime). Don't waste your time, just go to one of the patisseries round the corner. Do go up to the breakfast terrace at sunset though (if its locked, ask at reception and they will gladly open it for you - get a drink too from reception too and enjoy the cooling air!)

BUT there is one big drawback - soundproofing. We were wakened every morning at 630 by extremely loud demolition / building work at the back of the hotel (looked like this could go on for some time). The windows were so ill fitting that they offerred almost no protection from the noise (I opened the window and the noise barely got louder!). Even when we tried to take a siesta in the afternoon, we couldn't because of the noise!

The hotel did offer to move us to the front of the building, but as previously mentioned there was a nightclub right accross the road so we decided that sleeping until 630 was better than no sleep at all!

Great hotel but noisy building work!

from Wanabe_traveler
I've just come back from a long weekend in Marrakech. The hotel itself is really nice - very friendly front desk staff, nice and clean rooms, nice roof terrace, good spa and good area in terms of restrants. However, the building at the back of the hotel is in the process of being demolished so if you are staying there over the next while beware of noise and lots of it! Our room was at the back of the hotel, over looking the swimming pool and the noise of the building work was horrific - starts at approx. 6:30 am and varies throughout the day......

However, on a postivie note, we ate in the Lebonese restaurant which was previously recommended on this website and it is fab - only a few doors down from the hotel. We also ate in Al Fassia, also near by and very good. And the English pub - The Chatering in the Nassim Hotel -also previously recommended is very nice!

Interesting!!

from LadybirdGirl
We have just returned from 5 nights at this hotel. We found that the hotel was certainly interesting and different to anything we have stayed in before!
The staff were friendly and the reception staff made an effort to remember our names when exchanging currency etc. On recognising that I had almost lost my voice through a heavy cold they also recommended remedies for me from a local herbalist.
The room was highly decorative with comfortable beds and an efficient daily made service.
Although the hotel was located on a side street, our room was at the front of the hotel and we could hear traffic and voices throughout the night (until around 3/4am.) Also, because of the design of the common areas of the hotel (floor to ceiling tiling) the noise travelled within the hotel and once inside your room you could clearly hear doors shutting and locking and other guest's voices.
The breakfast is served on the roof top terrace with a good selection of dishes (particularly for those with a sweet tooth!)
The poolside area was a welcome retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city - although if you are a sun-lover I recommend you sun-bathe in the mornings as during the afternoon the sun had moved behind the hotel and the area was left in the shade.
My husband attended the hotel's spa for a steam bath, scrub and massage - an hour's treatment which he thoroughly enjoyed.
The walk to the old city walls was around 20 minutes - fine by us, but if you are not a walker there are plenty of petit taxis and horse-carriages to take you.
Close to the hotel are a number of cafes. Some were intimidating to the female traveller as were frequented solely by local males. Food is good and cheap too. Our saving grace was the Chesterfield bar within the Nassim hotel - alcoholic drinks served in a lovely courtyard area with complimentary nibbles - a must in the warm evenings!

Lovey

from nha1
A few friends and I stayed here for 4 nights during March and had a great time. The hotel staff were abs lovely and helpful... we even bumped into 2 of the guys in Medina while we were trying to find our way to a museum and they walked us. It was a bit chilly but the hotels have blankets which were perfect. The room was nice, and comfy and since you're not in the room all day its just enough for what you need. The breakfast was nice, we didn’t really dine in the hotel after the our 1st day as there are so many restaurants in the area, just 2 doors down there is an wonderful Lebanese place – GREAT FOOD!
Rooms are clean and comfy
Location is nice as it's outside of Medina and not too far, you can walk or take a cab for next to nothing and there are lots of places to eat/drink around the hotel.

Our experience

from Pegpuss
We've just spent a week at the Moroccan House, and thought it was great. We had a 3 star twin room, which was perfectly adequate and with an en suite. It wasn't overly warm, as has been said before, but the extra blankets provided took care of that. The communal areas are beautiful and the dining arrangements interesting! Tables are for 6, and dinner is shared with other guests. There were generally 5 courses, but the menu is set. As a vegetarian, that meant I missed out on some courses, although if the main dish was meat, I did get an individual meat free version of whatever it was. Breakfast is a buffet served on the roof terrace.
The staff were all lovely and happily arranged transport, excursions etc if requested.
The location is fine. Perhaps a bit further from the medina than some might choose, but as we are happy to walk, that wasn't an issue for us. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby, and it's very close to the beautiful Jardin Majorelle.
Reception sell maps of the city for 20 dirham (just over £1), I'd definately recommend buying one, ours was invaluable!

will miss it!

from kawabanga
me and 5 friends stayed here at the beginning of february for 5nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. all the staff were very helpful and genuinely friendly. our 3 rooms had tv, telephone, safe for which you paid 30 dirham to use, en-suite bathroom and were cleaned every day. the room i was in was on the 5th floor and had a small balcony with a good view of the city. the room did get cold especially in the mornings! may be a good idea to pack some slippers. and during the night, once under the blankets provided i was quite nicely warm. as in the other reviews, the hotel was close to the main city and just 20-30mins straight walk to the old town. the new city is about 10mins walk from the hotel and you can find cafes, restaurants (would reccomend "restaurant 33"), cinemas, McDonalds : ), and generally everything you might want. when you come across a bakery dont miss out on getting some fresh bread!then you can also get some cheese and olives from one the locals, pick up some fruit and have a picnic in the Majorelle gardens which are not far!mmm, good memory. hope you enjoy yourselves!

Great short break

from mamalazarou
I stayed art the Moroccan House Hotel at the end of January and beginning of Feb for 5 nights. I was with a group of students and found the hotel very nice. It is very traditional and i have to agree with most of the other reviews and say that the staff were very friendly. I also agree it was quite cold in the hotel but apart from that i had a fantastic stay and i would definately return. I did a lot while i was there including walking in the Atlas mountains and visiting the Kasbah for lunch which was a great day and also visited Essouria which is about a 3 hour drive away but is a beautiful town. I would reccomend both of these trips and i also found that everthing was really cheap ou there. I spent around £90 out there and that brought me lunch and dinner every day at nearby restaurants, drinks, bottled water, trips and souvenirs so very cheap out there. The locals do notice tourists however and in the old part looking round the souks was a bit annoying as the locals just want to sell their things and will really get at you to buy it but just being firm and telling them no done the trick. I did have a great experience in Marrakech and would go again.

Brilliant location

from CorindaJane
We stayed here for four nights at the end of jan, begining of feb.
I would agee with the previous comments about the room temperature, but this would be the only negative thing we can say about the hotel.
The location is brilliant for exploring the new/european quarter of the city and knowing a little bit of French (if only to translate the menus) goes a long way.
It was a maximum 20 minute walk to the old part of the city and we had no problems navigating our way around and always felt safe.
Finding alcohol in the city (especially the old part) can be difficult, so definitely not a destination for a lads/ladies'weekend away, where that may be your main agenda.
We bought duty free bottles to the hotel as it is a dry bar. We did find a local off licence type shop and the locally produced beer is very cheap. Many restaurants serve alcohol, but some do not.
I would recommend both the hotel and the city of Marrakech to anyone wanting a short break with a difference.

Great stay at Moroccan House hotel.

from PierreR
My partner and I stayed at the Moroccan House hotel late January 07 and had a memorable holiday indeed. The hotel was great as per the reviews of it I had read. We had a 3 star room with en-suite, very comfey especially the blankets, much needed at that time of year.

The staff was very friendly and super efficient. The communal dinners served in the blue and red lounges were good but breakfast was what made it for us. Despite the rather chilly mornings we ate out on the roof terrace every morning, with views of Marrakech. The breakfast selection was abundant and delicious, especially the Moroccan pastries and the pancakes (I found out they are called beghrir and now have a recipe for them!)

Shame we did not get to use the pool but will definetely be back there sometime this year. I would also like to see (or rather hear)the fountain on in the entrance.

We hired a car for a few days and travel to the Erg Chebbi dunes. I recommend them strongly and stay at L'auberge du Sud ran by Moha. Absolutely magical. It was quite a trek getting there but the landscapes we passed on the way are unforgettable.
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